Why do the media insist on calling Aldi a discount store? I've never seen "
discounted" goods in their stores, and they don't try and bamboozle you wit
h BOGOF deals, loyalty cards and all that rubbish. In fact that's probably
why they're so successful. That and applying commonsense to their strategy.
The late Andy Hall must be turning in his grave, having predicted that the
Lidl/Aldi style of retailing would never catch on.
On Thursday, 4 January 2018 09:50:30 UTC, stuart noble wrote:
"discounted" goods in their stores, and they don't try and bamboozle you w
ith BOGOF deals, loyalty cards and all that rubbish. In fact that's probabl
y why they're so successful. That and applying commonsense to their strateg
e Lidl/Aldi style of retailing would never catch on.
One thing puzzles me about them: why no self-service checkouts? They are ch
One of the ways they keep their costs down. One of the reasons Lidl and
Waitrose have a somewhat different demographic.
No idea whether self-service checkouts are cheaper or not, when you look
at the capital costs and the fact that you need one person per few tills
to sort out the problems.
Possibly, one reason is that the staff at Lidl/Aldi tend to be foreign and
don't have enough english to indulge in conversation. But you still get
the customer who has to wonder where they've put their purse - this tends
to slow things.
On Thursday, 4 January 2018 11:36:32 UTC, charles wrote:
Thye biggest slowdown I:ve foind is the small amount of packing space that you get at the end of the till, hardly enough space for one bag.
The best tills I;ve seen are those where you have a seprators so if someone is slow at picking up their staff then you juts sent the next customers stuff to the other side.
I actually like it, because I get the chance to sort it all out as I want.
Sometimes I need to separate out particular purchases into separate bags;
much easier in my own time. And given that (apart from the thick mummies)
most people pack that way, the checkouts run really fast.
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